How do you teach addition in first grade? I love teaching addition in the younger grades. After we have built a strong number sense, we start with simple addition using manipulatives. We use buttons, cubes, gameboard pieces, etc. Basically anything we can get our hands on. Developmentally, I believe this is exactly what my first […]
Quick Common Core Assessments for 1st Grade!
DATA! Data. Data. Data. I love data. That’s probably really nerdy, but it’s true. I like to assess and re-assess my students. I like pre-tests, post-tests, formative assessments and summative assessments. I like making charts, keeping track, moving students from group to group and tier to tier. I like to SEE it all in front […]
Writing Reviews in 1st or 2nd Grade: Opinion Writing Fun!
If you have been following my blog for awhile, you may know that teaching writing is my FAVORITE subject to teach in 1st grade. I have a feeling I would love it in kinder or 2nd grade as well. My students’ writing gets longer, more detailed, more persuasive, more informative, more interesting to the reader. […]
First Grade Common Core Language Standards
These first grade language and grammar activities are such a fun way for my first graders to practice these important Common Core skills. SO happy to announce that part two of my Common Core Language pack for first grade is FINITO! I have worked so hard on this bad boy and I wanted to highlight […]
First Grade Common Core Language Activities and Printables!
The last two years, I struggled finding ideas, activities, and printables for ALL the Common Core language standards for 1st grade. There are a lot! Piece by piece, I created activities, games, and practice pages for the first batch of language standards. This pack is already 128 pages jam-packed with ideas and it is only […]